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Okomu Oil company has given out cheques of N90,000 each to no fewer than 35 students of tertiary institutions from about 20 host communities in three local government areas where it operates in Edo.

Okomu Oil company gives 35 indigent students bursary awards in Edo

Okomu Oil company has given out cheques of N90,000 each to no fewer than 35 students of tertiary institutions from about 20 host communities in three local government areas where it operates in Edo.

Cultists take control of 3 local councils in Edo

Three police operatives, including an assistant commissioner of police, who doubles as Benin area commander, have also felt the wraught of gun-wielding cult members, who shot at them around Upper Sakpoba area of the city.

NiMet predicts hazy, sunny weather activities Monday to Wednesday

Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted hazy, sunny weather activities from Monday to Wednesday across the country.
Babagana Umara Zulum

Borno indigenes in Edo IDP camp appeal to Governor Zulum for assistance

Borno state indigenes who are inmates of the Internally Displaced Persons camp in Edo state have appealed to the state governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum, to come to their aid in terms of feeding and education.
Dino Melaye

Edo election: Senator Melaye mocks Comrade Oshiomhole

Former representative of Kogi West Senatorial District, Senator Dino Melaye, has mocked a former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, after the incumbent and candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Godwin Obaseki, emerged winner of Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State.
Governor Godwin Obaseki

Edo election: INEC declares Governor Obaseki winner

The Independent National Electoral Commission has declared the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party, Godwin Obaseki, winner of the governorship election in Edo State.
The governorship election in Edo begins peacefully with impressive voters’ turnout in most wards across the state.3

Edo election: Official results of governorship poll

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) on Sunday released the results of the Edo governorship election of 13 local government areas of the state.
The governorship election in Edo begins peacefully with impressive voters’ turnout in most wards across the state.3

Edo election: PDP churning out doctored election results, fake figures – APC

The All Progressives Congress APC has accused the Peoples Democratic Party PDP of churning out fake results for Saturday’s Edo state Governorship election, urging the public to ignore same.
The Centre for Democracy and Development (CDD) has said thugs intimidated voters, election observers and journalists on a scale it said would affect the integrity of the governorship election in Kogi State.

Edo election: Voters looking for ‘vote buyers’ – CDD

The Centre for Democratic Development (CDD) has warned against vote buying and dissemination of fake news during Saturday’s governorship election in Edo State.
YIAGA Africa

YIAGA: APC, PDP inducing Edo voters with money, other items

An election observation group, YIAGA Africa, says the two major political parties, the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) and the main opposition Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are inducing voters with money and other gift items ahead of the September 19 governorship elections.
The five Ijaw clans in Edo State have conferred the chieftaincy title of Alawei on Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the Governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), in Gelegele, one of the oil producing communities.

Edo election: Pastor Ize-Iyamu bags Alawei title from five Ijaw clans

The five Ijaw clans in Edo State have conferred the chieftaincy title of Alawei on Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the Governorship candidate of All Progressives Congress (APC), in Gelegele, one of the oil producing communities.
A general view of the main gate of an isolation centre in Gbagada General Hospital in Lagos . PIUS UTOMI EKPEI - AFP

Nigerian doctors begin strike over pay, facilities

Nigerian doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said.

Nigerian health workers begin strike September 13

Health Workers on Monday gave the Federal Government ultimatum to address all their demands before September 13 or they will proceed on strike.
Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers.

Nigerian doctors begin strike over pay, inadequate facilities

Nigerian resident doctors in state-run hospitals began an indefinite strike on Monday to demand a pay rise, better welfare and adequate facilities, union leaders said.
‎Barely two weeks to the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, the leadership of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) in the State has vowed to stand against what it described as an intended time bomb and seeds of calamity being sowed by certain elements at the national level of the party, which if unchecked it said is capable of derailing the country’s democracy as well as breed insecurity in Edo State.

Edo guber: APM vows to resist move by national body to arm-twist state chapter

‎Barely two weeks to the September 19 governorship election in Edo State, the leadership of the Allied Peoples Movement (APM) in the State has vowed to stand against what it described as an intended time bomb and seeds of calamity being sowed by certain elements at the national level of the party, which if unchecked it said is capable of derailing the country’s democracy as well as breed insecurity in Edo State.
Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu

Edo guber: Pastor Ize-Iyamu suspends campaign to honour accident victims

Pastor Osagie Ize-Iyamu, the candidate of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in the Edo Governorship election, on Tuesday, called off his rally at Usen, Ovia North-East local government area, following a fatal road crash.

NiMet predicts cloudiness, thunderstorms Sunday to Tuesday

The Nigerian Meteorological Agency (NiMet) has predicted cloudy skies over the Northern region on Sunday, with chances of isolated thunderstorms over parts of Sokoto, Kebbi, Zamfara, Kano, Katsina and Kaduna in the morning hours.
Chairman of the Edo State Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) Campaign Council for the 2020 governorship poll, Chief Dan Orbih, has insisted that everything that the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Comrade Adams Oshiomhole said about the APC candidate, Osagie Ize-Iyamu in 2016 was correct and should inform their decision in the coming election.

Dan Orbih: We won’t watch PDP supporters slaughtered by opposition

Chairman of Edo State Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Campaign Council, Chief Dan Orbih, has condemned in strong terms the assassination attempt on the Chairman of Owan East Local Council, Andrew Osigwe and his family by gunmen allegedly hired by the All Progressives Congress, APC.

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This was contained in a statement issued by the Director-General of NAPTIP, Imaan Suleiman-Ibrahim, on Wednesday in Abuja.

NAPTIP seeks partnership with UNODC to fight human trafficking

The National Agency for the Prohibition of Trafficking in Persons (NAPTIP) says it will continue to deepen partnership with the UN Office on Drugs and Crimes (UNODC) to fight trafficking in person in the country.
Arsenal have reportedly made a move for Real Madrid playmaker Martin Ødegaard.

Arsenal ‘make approach’ for wantaway Real Madrid playmaker

However, the 22-year-old has played just five minutes in the last six games and earlier today, reports in the Spanish press indicated that the player had told Zinedine Zidane of his intention to leave on loan during the window.
FILE PHOTO - Pope Francis leads the Angelus prayer on Epiphany, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, at the Vatican, January 6, 2021. Vatican Media-­Handout via REUTERS-File Photo

Pope urges U.S. reconciliation as bishops call out Joe Biden on abortion

Pope Francis told U.S. President Joe Biden on Wednesday that he was praying that God would guide his efforts to bring reconciliation in the United States, while the nation’s bishops condemned Biden’s pro-choice stand on abortion.
A Deputy Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), DCG John Mrabure, has been appointed as acting Comptroller General of the Service.

John Mrabure emerges new acting correctional chief

A Deputy Comptroller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), DCG John Mrabure, has been appointed as acting Comptroller General of the Service.

Jigawa PDP inaugurates 29-member reconciliation committee

The Jigawa State Chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has inaugurated a 29-member reconciliation committee to unite and bring back its lost glory in the state.